Monthly Archives: April 2017

COMEDY & THE CHURCH: Koliko aka Obligado



There is this pastor’s message going viral on social media about ” comedians coming on the holy alter playing jokes with the holy tinz of God &the danger of allowing comedians to crack jokes in Church (alter)…”.
I have watched & listened to the message very keenly & other preachers regarding this issue and I must say….”There are VITAL TRUTHS in their teachings, but not withstanding the attack on comedians or comedy as a career”.
Yes! I subscribe to the fact that, not every (I mean any) comedian should be allowed to mount the alter of God to minister, no matter how funny he/she maybe…(Eph 5:4). Same way, not every musician, dramatist, speakers, and even pastors should be allowed on the alter…cos THE ALTER/ HOUSE/THINGS OF GOD IS SACRED.
BUT MY STAND ON THIS ISSUE is…..comedy is not a sin. It an Art of Laughter. Laughter is God’s nature (psalm 2:4),and its God’s desire to see His children laugh (Gen 21:6). The Word “Comedy” is just a theatrical name attributed to amusement or laughter.
Like most religious Christians will say ‘there is no word like “comedy” in the Bible’…I agree. Same way, there is no ‘Drama or Christian movie’ in the Bible. Yet, Jesus Christ used stories (parables) to illustrate his message. Which can be theatrically called in our modern world as drama, movie, film, poem, playlet, storytelling, etc. Therefore, you will agree with me that every theatrical stories &characters in the Bible was meant to deliver a message for our edification….so as comedy, drama,etc.
Its very unfortunate that the CHURCH TODAY IS A MUSEUM FOR RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WHILE THE WORLD WHICH WE CONDEMN, IS NOW THE HOSPITAL FOR THE BROKEN HEARTED. I am so ashamed how we have driven God’s youth and great talents out of the Church due to criticisms, holier than thou attitude…and still expect to win souls???. The world is given dem what they want: fame and money. Yet, you will collect their tithes, offerings, dedicate their houses, cars,etc from the sources we call sin. God is watching!!!
On a final note, my stand is COMEDY MUST BE EMBRACED IN CHURCH AND CHRISTIAN GATHERINGS such as anniversaries, concerts, special celebration services, church dinners, Christian social outing, possibly once in a while laughter services for kingdom edification,…..NOT during deliverance, miracle, prophetic, word impartation or any other Sunday or sabbath services (1 Corinth 10: 23).
As much as we condemn vulgar, profane, dirty jokes, and jesting with sacred things in the house of God…..there are still clean, ethical, and message driven jokes from God fearing and disciplined comedians that edify not defy the body of Christ. (Eph 5:4).
NB: yes! it is not everyone who brands him self as gospel comedian or say Christian jokes that fears the Lord or knows the Lord.
Pastors &all special advisers to God, pls condemn the sin….embrace the sinner. (John 3:17)
Remember, Every good and perfect gifts is from God (James 1:17)
Laughter heals!!!!
KOLIKO is my name I stand for the truth.
We must use our talent to give GOD glory no matter the criticism.
That is why this year’s edition of laugh in tongues season 3
Is tagged
June 11th is the date.
United believers mission is the venue.
Come and listen to jokes that will change your life.


Man Masterminds Multimillion Naira Fraud From Kuje Prison, Decieves Wife That He Is In Italy



An inmate of the Kuje Maximum Prison, Abuja, Ifeanyi Ezenwa, has been accused of coordinating series of frauds, which netted members of his syndicate millions of naira.
The gang specialised in defrauding their victims, especially businessmen through the use of fake bank alerts. They normally do this on Friday, knowing that banks don’t operate on weekends.

It was also gathered that Ezenwa had 17 different fraud cases pending in different courts. “When I received the alert, it had my previous balance in it and the total money was balanced. I wondered how he was able to get access into my account,” a victim said.
Ezenwa, who is in prison, uses a smart phone that is connected to the internet and browses through online retail sites like OLX, JiJi and Jumia, where he connects with people who wants to sell their valuables especially cars, chatting with them via Whatsapp.
Investigations so far has revealed that he collected 15 tractors in Delta, 18 Land Cruiser Prado Jeeps, Hummer buses from Elizade motors, three exotic cars from a car stand in Abuja and 8 trucks from Edo.
Until IRT operatives recently smashed the syndicate, his wife didn’t know he was in prison. When police stormed his home in Abuja to impound stolen cars, the woman told them that there must have been a mistake somewhere.


She told the IRT men that her husband was in Italy and used to call her often with an international number. “He used to send money to his wife from prison; his sister and brothers knew he was in prison, but his wife didn’t,” a police source said.
He is alleged to have built several houses and a hotel, from the loot got from his fraudulent activities while in prison.




The UBA boss, Tony Elumelu, has expressed his admiration for the security guard, whose behaviour offers encouragement that there are still some who value honesty.
Mohammed Ibrahim Ogbanago, a security guard who works at Nigeria’s top financial company, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has received recognition for returning a sum of $10,000 to the bank.
Ogbanago, who works at the bank’s branch located at Oba Akran, Ikeja, Lagos, reportedly found the money in the premises of the company.
Surprisingly, he decided to return it to the bank management.
This has earned him the attention of UBA boss, Tony Elumelu, who took to his Instagram to say nice things about him.
Elumelu wrote, “When I heard about this story, I knew I had to meet the man who despite facing rising petrol & transportation prices and “tomato ebola” returned such a huge sum of money without recourse to himself.”
“It was a pleasant surprise to hear him tell this story and about how he came to be in the board room with us. Even more surprising was hearing him speak about his passion for governance and integrity in leadership.”
“Mohammed Ibrahim Ogbanago is an exemplary ambassador of the UBA spirit and it was fulfilling to meet and reward him for his conduct.”
“The @UBAGroup management is proud to have this caliber of staff at all levels. Congratulations to Mohammed and keep up the good work”, he concluded
Nana Udom, an Instagram user also shared the story and this is how he put it.
Below is what became of Ibrahim after returning the $10,000.
“For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu
said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate.
Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations,

BREAKING: Former Minister of Niger Delta, Orubebe acquitted over alleged N1.97bn contract scam



An Abuja High Court sitting at Apo, on Tuesday, struck out six-count charge the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, preferred against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe over his alleged complicity in a N1.97billion contract fraud.
Trial Justice Olukayode Adeniyi further discharged and acquitted the defendants, after the charge was withdrawn by the prosecution.
The charge was withdrawn on a day the court earlier gave the anti-graft agency to produce its witnesses to establish that Orubebe, who served under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, diverted funds meant for the compensation of owners of properties on Eket Urban section of the East-West Road in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. Other defendants in the charge were an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs, Mr. Oludare Davis Alaba, and the Director of Contracts, Gitto Costruzioni Generali Nig. Ltd., Mr. Ephraim Towede Zari.
However, shortly after the defendants were arraigned, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, in a letter to Chairman of the ICPC, with Ref No. DPPA/MNDA/345/16, confirmed that the N1,965,576,153.46, which Orubebe allegedly diverted, “has not been expended, but is awaiting further contract decisions and directives from the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs”.
According to the AGF in the letter that was signed by the Director of Public Prosecution and dated December 16, 2016: “In view of the above, the basis for the prosecution of the accused persons for misappropriation does not exist and thus, further prosecution cannot be justified”. Though ICPC counsel, Mr. Ekoi Akpos, applied to withdraw the charge, he however insisted that the decision was not premised on the letter from the AGF.
More details later.